AUSTIN (KXAN) – It’s official: Austin City Limits is back for 2020, but in an unconventional way.
For nearly two decades, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has been one of the highlights of the year for the city’s music community, but the 2020 personal festival was canceled in July.
Now, festival organizers announced on Thursday that ACL Fest will officially take place as a “special, free broadcast” from October 9-11.
“A year without the Austin City Limits Music Festival is hard to imagine,” said a statement from the ACL Fest. “Since 2002, we haven’t let rain, heat, cold, dust or mud stop us from getting together for a weekend of live music at Zilker Park. This year, home is the safest place to be. “
The festival made an unofficial announcement on Tuesday during a livestream for HAAM Day, which aims to raise money for Austin musicians’ healthcare.
The festival organizers have released a video to match the announcement, showcasing iconic sets from the past and describing what the music festival means to the community.
ACL Fest said full details will be available soon.
In the meantime, festival organizers would love ACL Fest fans to let them know which sets from years past have been memorable to them. People can post them with the hashtag #ACLFest on TwitterorInstagram.